ATV/OHV Riding on the Iron Trail

Exceptional Terrain Riding

The Iron Trail region is home to Minnesota’s first off-highway vehicle and ATV park. Located in Gilbert, the 1,200-acre Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area is managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and features more than 30 miles of trail possibilities, diverse riding terrain and unbelievable scenic overlooks. The park offers trails for 4×4 vehicles, motorcycles, and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).

Iron Range OHV Park – Gilbert
For more information on the Iron Range OHV Recreation Area, call 888-MINN-DNR or 218-748-2207.

The Sherwood Forest Campground in Gilbert is located adjacent to the Minnesota OHV Recreation Area by dirt trail.

ATV rental
There is also ATV rental available in Gilbert at Adventure Rental, located near the park. For more information, please call Adventure Rental at 218-741-7762.

MORE trails to ride…..

You will find more than 100 miles of other ATV trails; most located within one hour of the ATV/OHV park.

Big Aspen Recreation Area
The Big Aspen Recreation Area, located 11 miles north of Virginia and 16 miles from the Iron Range ATV/OHV Park, is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and offers over 20 miles of trails and great grouse hunting in the Superior National Forest (& through the Rice River Valley). For more information on the Big Aspen Recreation Area, call the Aurora Laurentian Ranger District at 218-229-8800.

Stoney Spur Trail II
The Stoney Spur II Trail in Babbitt is located approximately 38 miles northeast of the ATV/OHV Park and consists of 26 miles of scenic ATV riding. The trail runs through the Bear Island State Forest.

Alborn-Pengilly Trail
The Alborn-Pengilly trail is a 42-mile long trail that follows abandoned railroad grade though beautifully scenery. Located about 43 miles west of the ATV/OHV Park, the trail is perfect for wildlife viewing and a casual scenic ride.

Thistledew Trail
Located about an hour and 15 minutes northwest from the ATV/OHV Park, the Thistledew Trail near Nashwauk makes for exciting riding in the heart of the George Washington State Forest. The 30 miles of trail winds through scenic Norway and White Pine trees and has several wildlife viewing possibilities.

Red Dot Trail
The Red Dot Trail, near Silver Bay, is about an hour east of the ATV-OHVRA Park and is located just off the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway. The 27 miles of diverse trail winds through the Sawtooth Mountain foothills.

More Information
For more information on these trails, please the DNR at 1-888-MINN-DNR.

The Iron Trail region offers riders more opportunities and more diverse terrain and great riding experiences than any other area in the state of Minnesota.

Many lodging facilities and campgrounds cater to ATV-OHV riders and some offer special lodging packages. The region is also home to Polaris, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Bombardier factory authorized dealers and service centers for your convenience.
Click here for a free Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area brochure.
Click here for a FREE ATV trail brochure and map.